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Local Army Reserve members signing up for vaccine
This Health Department photo posted on its Facebook page shows local soldiers of the US Army Reserve registering before getting the COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) vaccination site last Friday. [photo: DoH]
Starkist employees being vaccinated for COVID-19
This photo provided by the Department of Homeland Security shows some of StarKist Samoa’s employees during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Apr. 13th at the plant. According to the COVID Task Force information, 324 workers were vaccinated, a majority of them for their first shot.  [photo: ASG]
Caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi receiving the first injection of the 2-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s Covid-19 vaccination program started, Sunday (yesterday Samoa time) with caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi the first to receive his initial injection of the 2-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Asked at the launch if he would be first to receive the...
Covid-19 vaccine bottles
Apia, SAMOA — The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Friday (Samoa time). According to the Samoa Observer, over 20,000 vials of the vaccine, sourced under the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility, arrived at the Faleolo International...
Statement from Japan's ambassador to Samoa & the UNICEF Pacific rep
Apia, SAMOA — Anticipating the arrival of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, the Government of Japan this past week announced a humanitarian grant of US$140,000 (more than $300,000 tala) to support the Samoa’s efficient deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. The National Emergency Operation Center...
Task Force Chairman Lt. Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After its latest COVID Task Force meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021, the COVID Task Force issued a press release after making several policy changes aimed at prioritizing resources for the ‘legitimately’ stranded residents while other categories of travelers will be...
Aiga bus with free rides to vaccine sites banner
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This Samoa News photo taken around 12:30p.m Monday afternoon this week shows two bus drivers and one of the buses, at the parking lot of the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium, the venue of the COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The buses with COVID-19 banners on them transport...
AstraZeneca logo
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoan authorities have laid out their COVID-19 vaccination plans, listing people who will receive the incoming Astra Zeneca vaccine by consent. The Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri, said the age group of 18 years and older would be vaccinated, but not those aged 85...
Department of Health's Aifili Dr John Tufa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Close to 24,000 COVID-19 vaccination shots have been administered to date in the territory. This is about 42 percent of the eligible population according to the Department of Health's Aifili Dr John Tufa. The latest vaccination site, which opened Monday at the Lee...
Chief executive of Tonga's Ministry of health Dr Siale Akauola
Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Tonga's Ministry of Health says it plans to vaccinate up to 70 percent of the population by the end of the year. The COVAX facility, an initiative set up to provide equitable access to vaccines, has put Tonga on the tentative list to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was...

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